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Youth Arts Strategy Debate, 14/05/14 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 14 May 2014 on the “Time to Shine” youth arts strategy. The debate was opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop.

At decision time the following amended motion was agreed to:

That the Parliament welcomes the publication of Time to Shine, the arts strategy to support Scotland’s children and young people to flourish through culture and creativity; recognises the excellent work carried out across youth arts to support young people engaged with culture and creativity; congratulates Scotland’s youth arts organisations and companies, in particular the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, Y-Dance, the Scottish Youth Theatre, the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; also recognises the many young people involved in the work of Scotland’s national performing companies, the National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Opera; notes the continued importance of collaboration, working with local government and other parties to ensure that participation, creativity, talent development and cultural expression are developed now and in the future; considers that all young people, whether engaged with arts organisations or not, should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and to enjoy the transformational nature of the arts, and welcomes the contribution made by local arts organisations to the lives of young people and to their communities across Scotland.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 14 May 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 14 May 2014